Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"She Goes About Using Sex as a Sort of Shrimping Net"

I've been reading a lot of Noel Coward recently, and the above line is one from "Hay Fever" that made me laugh out loud - have also read for the first time,"The Vortex" and "Nude With Violin." Even on the page, these plays are incredibly entertaining.

I read somewhere once that Sean O'Casey used to spit spiders at the mention of Coward's name. Shallow, trivial commercial stuff, you know. But I can't recall the last time I read O'Casey for pleasure.


WayneInNYC said...

I once drank an O'Casey of heiniken for pleasure. Does that count?

David Johnston said...